Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

Preliminary results on all cultures are reported in 12-24 hours. The health care provider will be notified of cultures positive with systemic pathogens. Negative cultures will be reported after 4 weeks.

Soft Order Code
FNGI

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Culture, Bone Marrow, Fungus
Bone Marrow Culture, Fungus
Histoplasma, Fungus Culture
Histoplasma, Fungus Culture, Bone Marrow
Nocardia Culture, Bone Marrow
FNGI
FUNGUS BLOOD CULTURE

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Isolator

Test Usage

Isolate and identify organisms causing fungemia.

Reference Range

No fungi or aerobic actinomycete isolated.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Clean venipuncture site with soap and water if soiled. Wipe with 70% alcohol and allow to dry. Swab skin over the site of venipuncture with iodoform solution for 1 minutes in a 2 inch circular area around vein to be used, using vigorous strokes and working from the center to the periphery. Allow to dry 2 minutes before performing venipuncture. DO NOT palpitate venipuncture site after preparation. Draw required amount of bone marrow into syringe, and transfer to Isolator Collect bone marrow in pediatric isolator tube. After collecting specimen, mix tube contents well to lyse blood cells and prevent clotting. Do not refrigerate or incubate; store and transport at room temperature. Label tube with patient's name, registration number, and culture number or anatomic site if more than one culture is drawn at one time. Indicate specimen source, collection date/time, current antibiotic or antifungal therapy, and clinical diagnosis. Rejection criteria include specimen more than 16 hours old. For optimum recovery, send directly to the Microbiology Laboratory, UH 2F461. If specimen must be held, hold Isolator at room temperature, then transport as soon as possible. DO NOT refrigerate or incubate. Isolator may be held up to 16 hours.

Collection Offsite

Collect bone marrow in pediatric isolator tube available from MLabs. After collecting specimen, mix tube contents well to lyse blood cells and prevent clotting. Do not refrigerate or incubate; store and transport at room temperature. For optimum recovery, send directly to the laboratory; Isolator may be stored up to 16 hours. Label tube with patient's name, registration number, and culture number or anatomic site if more than one culture is drawn at one time. Indicate specimen source, collection date/time, current antibiotic or antifungal therapy, and clinical diagnosis. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified before disposal of the original specimen.

Pediatric Isolater Tube
Normal Volume
1.5 ml sent in pediatric Isolator tube
Minimum Volume
0.5 ml sent in pediatric Isolator tube

Billing Information

CPT Code
87103
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
580-1

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.